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Job Prospects Brighten For College Seniors

College seniors looking for work post-graduation this spring will find a stronger job market than new graduates in 2011, according to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers....

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Top 6 Body Language Mistakes That Interview Candidates Make

You've worked hard to prepare for your job interview. You've practiced answering questions - even those weird behavioral questions that interviewers tend to throw your way. You've thought about questions to ask your interviewer, and carefully selected anecdotes of your work experience that...

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When To Negotiate Beyond Salary

Stuck with a low salary offer? You may not be able to negotiate a higher base pay, but you could bargain for better benefits. Whether you’re looking for a flexible work schedule, earlier review or a bonus, companies may be more willing to compromise when it comes to the perks outside ...

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5 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Getting The Job

With more than 12 million Americans still unemployed and many overworked professionals contemplating the pursuit of greener pastures, it’s easy to see why competition for jobs is fierce in most industries. Hiring managers and human resource professionals are looking for the best of th...

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How To Balance Your Full-Time Job & Part-Time Side Gig

Many recent grads are finding out their entry-level salaries aren’t quite paying the bills. Often, young professionals opt to take on a second, part-time job while they establish themselves in the professional workforce. Although it can be intimidating to take on extra work when you...

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5 Tips To Banish The Boredom At Work

If you are counting the hours until lunch or until you can head home, chances are you're bored in your job. Boredom can be bad news in a world that values engagement and contribution. Yet it's a reality for both long-time staffers and newcomers who took a job that they could do in their...

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Why You’ll Never Get A Job By Searching For One

In the early days of internet job boards, I ran an experiment. I wanted to see how many jobs I could apply to in a day. I got on this kick because searching for jobs and thoughtfully applying for them was really, really boring. I found out that I could apply for about 70 jobs a day befo...

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How To Become An ‘A’ Employee When You Feel Like A ‘C’ Employee

What you should realize is this: There is not a company of any size on this planet that does not use this exact system in some form or another. They may have different names for it, or they may not refer to it at all. But they do use it. If you're not sure which group you fall into, it ...

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5 Bad Behaviors To Avoid In A Small Office

Small business co-workers have to tolerate a lot of bad behavior, especially since office mates are working in close quarters. But sometimes that behavior crosses the line from annoying to downright wrong. Whether it’s stealing or gossiping, here’s a look at five bad behaviors you shou...

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Staying Sharp This Summer Before Your First Day At Work

If you are a 2012 graduate and you landed a full-time job, first off – congratulations! The job market remains tough and although the unemployment rate for 2012 graduates has decreased to 7.2%, you are one of few graduates with a salary and benefits to depend on. For most May graduate...